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The project logo I-85 Widening in Gaston County

The project logo I-85 Widening in Gaston County

State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Project Nos: I-5719, U-3608, and U-5800

Proposed projects to improve about 10 miles of I-85 from the U.S. 321 interchange (Exit 17) in Gastonia to the N.C. 273 interchange (Exit 27) in Mount Holly.

Project Webpage

For information about the project such as estimated costs, schedule, and maps, please visit our project webpage:
www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-85-widening-gaston-county

Comment Form

Please answer the following questions to provide us your comments about the project.

Would you like to be added to the project mail or email list?
Which concepts shown tonight do you think should be eliminated from further consideration? Please be specific about location.
Closed for Comments
Are there any concepts not shown tonight that you think should be considered for the project? Please be specific about location.
Closed for Comments
Please let us know of any specific concerns or preferences you have regarding the project. For your reference, design options were presented for the locations listed below from west to east. Please check the location(s) that applies to your comment and include your comment in the space provided.
Exit #23: McAdenville Road Interchange
25%
Exit #26: Belmont-Mount Holly Road Interchange
25%
I-85 Mainline
25%
Exit #17: U.S. 321 Interchange
13%
Exit #20: N. New Hope Road (N.C. 279) Interchange
13%
Exit #21: Cox Road (S.R. 2200) Interchange
13%
Exit #22: S. Main St. (S.R. 2329) Interchange
13%
Railroad Bridge - Norfolk Southern
13%
Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Way (S.R. 2278) Bridge
0%
Modena Street Bridge
0%
Railroad Bridge - Piedmont & Northern Railway
0%
Exit #19: N.C. 7 (E. Ozark Avenue) Interchange
0%
Railroad Bridge - Norfolk Southern
0%
Aberdeen Boulevard Bridge
0%
S. Church Street (S.R. 2339) Bridge
0%
Groves Street (S.R. 2213) Bridge
0%
Hickory Grove Road (S.R. 2000) Bridge
0%
Railroad Bridge - Piedmont & Northern Railway
0%
Exit #27: N.C. 273 (Beatty Drive) Interchange
0%
Closed to responses | 8 Responses

Comments/Questions

Any additional comments may be submitted via:

  • phone or U.S. Mail to the Project Managers listed at the bottom of this page;
  • email to [email protected];
  • or at any meeting

All comments received carry equal weight, regardless of submission method. 

All comments will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations incorporated into designs where feasible. 

Resources for Property Owners

Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.

Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Project Contact Information

Nora McCann, EI

NCDOT Project Manager

NCDOT Project Management Unit

1595 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699

919-707-6043